When I was young, it seemed that life was so wonderful,
a miracle, oh it was beautiful, magical.
And all the birds in the trees, well they'd be singing so happily,
joyfully, playfully watching me.
But then they send me away to teach me how to be sensible,
logical, responsible, practical.
And they showed me a world where I could be so dependable,
clinical, intellectual, cynical.
Supertramp ~~ The Logical Song, 1979
Jeebus . . .
Malachi Wilson’s parents are Navajo and Kiowa, and they believe that their 5 year-old son’s hair is sacred and should not be cut. So Wilson arrived for his first day of kindergarten last week with his long hair in a braid. The principal at F. J. Elementary School in Seminole, Texas promptly send Wilson home, saying that he was not allowed to attend school with long hair because he is a boy.
Principal Sherrie Warren told Malachi’s mother, April Wilson, that he would not be able to come to school until he got a haircut. When April protested by noting her Native American religious beliefs, Warren asked her for to prove that Malachi is, indeed, a Native American.
Eventually, Warren backed down after April agreed to sign a form explaining why her son has long hair.http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2014/09/02/3477766/texas-school-wont-let-native-american-attend-his-first-day-of-kindergarten-because-of-his-long-hair/?elq=~~eloqua..type--emailfield..syntax--recipientid~~&elqCampaignId=~~eloqua..type--campaign..campaignid--0..fieldname--id~~
Why do we have to keep re-fighting and re-litigating these moronic fucking culture wars? What is it with these right wing conservatives and their innate desire to constantly dictate morals (in a perverted, fundamentalist religious form mostly) to the rest of society?
If these assholes spent as much time actually practicing the true gospel of Christ, instead of trying to force their own ideologically skewed version of Christ's teachings down everyone throats, there would be infinitely less misery in this world -- and The Gadfly is utterly, and steadfastly convinced of that.